Allen Micheal Wright

Sociology Department

About Allen Michael:

Allen Micheal Wright (he/they) is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at UC Berkeley, where he studies urban inequality, law and organizations. His research examines the relationships between deurbanization, social institutions and inequality. Beyond his academic research, Allen Micheal enjoys mentoring undergraduate students, particularly first-generation college students and students from other underrepresented backgrounds. As a Black man and a first-generation college and graduate student, he has first-hand experience facing the challenges of learning the “hidden curriculum,” so he is highly motivated to support students navigating all stages of their academic and professional journey. Allen Micheal also holds an M.A. degree in Sociology and Education from Columbia University, and worked as a data analyst at a large labor union in New York City. In his spare time, he is an avid gardener, hiker and nature enthusiast.


  • Sociology Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Fellow ($4,000)

  • Troy Duster Grant for Social Justice 2021 ($13,000)

  • Mentored Research Award ($23,000 + Tuition & fees)

  • Gates Millennium Scholar Alumn

  • South Carolina Palmetto Fellow

Research interests: 

Deurbanization, Social Institutions, and Inequality